October 16, 2021

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Punish Adeosun’s accusers, Afenifere tells President Buhari

  • Those behind NYSC certificate forgery allegation against former Nigerian minister Adeosun should be punished according to a Yoruba group
  • The group, Afenifere chapter in Europe and America asked the presidency to question those behind her downfall
  • Going further, the group called on the FG to celebrate the court pronouncement that Adeosun needs no NYSC certificate to hold a ministerial position

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The United States of America and Europe chapters of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called on the President General Muhammadu BuharI to bring to book those who accused a former Minister for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, of certificate forgery.

Adeosun resigned her appointment as a minister in 2018 after she was accused of forging a certificate of the National Youth Service Corps.

Afenifere asks FG to punish Adeosun’s accusers
The FG has been asked to punish Adeosun’s accusers. Photo: Kemi Adeosun
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However, a Federal High Court in Abuja, last week, ruled that NYSC certificate was not mandatory for appointment into political office in the country.

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In a statement jointly issued by Babatunde Shinaba and Dr Durojaiye Akindurire, the chairmen of Europe and USA chapters respectively, the group said there was a need for the Presidency to question those who accused the former minister of forgery.

The group commended the judiciary for the court ruling, insisting that Adeosun should be celebrated rather than persecuted.

The statement reads partly, “Now that the truth is out and she has been vindicated, we urge President Buhari to do the needful by holding to account all those who brought needless grief and misery to Mrs Adeosun and the Buhari administration.

“We note that recently when a prominent minister from the North was in the eye of the storm, the Presidency threw its weight behind him. We expect the Presidency to celebrate her vindication with even greater enthusiasm.”

Court clears ex-minster of NYSC scheme allegation

Recall that Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Adeosun was not qualified for the scheme being that she graduated at 22 years as a British citizen at the time.

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The court also noted that the former minister returned to her motherland when she was above 30 years, making her ineligible for the service.

Even more, Justice Taiwo said the plaintiff did not require a discharge certificate of NYSC to be appointed a minister in Nigeria.

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Huge reactions as Adeosun reemerges, introduces new programme

Meanwhile, Adeosun founded an online thrift-for-charity initiative tagged the Dash Me Foundation.

The foundation launched on Sunday, June 13, was established to mobilise resources for distribution to vulnerable people in society via grassroots charities.

In a post on her verified Facebook page, the former minister thanked those who attended the launch of the foundation, including Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who chaired the occasion.

Source: Legit Nigeria